Students analyze items from the media to answer mathematical questions related to the article. The first clip this month uses dimensional analysis and problem solving; the second involves fitting a sinusoid to global warming data.


Edited by Louis Lim, Thornhill Secondary School, Thornhill, ON, Canada

Lionel Garrison, Horace Mann School, Bronx, NY

Contributor Notes

Kristyn K. Wilson,, who submitted “The Burglar in the Suitcase,” teaches mathematics at Ridgetown District High School in Ridgetown, Ontario. She is interested in finding new and unique ways to spark mathematics interest in her students.

Chris Achong,, who submitted “Climate History in an Ice Core,” teaches mathematics and science at Markville Secondary School in Markham, Ontario, Canada. He has a keen interest in fostering students' abilities to think critically and make connections.

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